Team Red Barn

Hi, we're Team Red Barn

We believe that the spaces we live and work in impact our happiness, quality of life and health. We value local relationships, environmentally responsible design and the New England vernacular. We are a Client-centered practice and think that good design ideas come from everywhere. We take the mantra “work hard and be nice to people” to heart.

Our values drive everything we do.

We do what we say we’re going to do.
We work hard and take action.
We engage in our community.
We care about the natural world.
We support our collective wellbeing.


Mikaela Carpenter

North Shore Community College
Salem State University
Outside of the office, you can find Mikaela exploring Gloucester with her dog Finn, decorating her first condo or planning her next vacation.

Sabine DeShazo

M.Arch, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Outside the office you can find Sabine crafting, recipe testing, running, working on her condo and hanging with her cats Jerry and Peggy.

Ryan McShera

Principal + FOUNDER
B.Arch., Boston Architectural College
Outside the office you can find Ryan coaching Little League, skiing or hiking in Vermont, sneaking in early morning tee times, and on the water on the McShera family skiff.

Caitlin McShera

Managing Principal
BA, Art History and Architectural Studies, Trinity College
Outside the office you can find Caitlin wrangling her two young kids and yellow lab, getting outside and when the childcare stars align, enjoying live music.

Hunter Schutte

BS Arch., Keene State College
Outside the office you can find Hunter out with his puppy for a walk, building his contemporary sneaker collection, or binging a new TV series.

Join Us

Join us

We are currently accepting applications for a variety of positions.

Happy staff starts with a work environment that respects you as a person and the contributions you make. It’s creating space for everyone’s opinions and helping to forge bonds between team members that extend out of the office and into the community. It’s a shared commitment to working hard, solving problems, and celebrating our collective successes.

We run on a 4-day work week, are family-friendly, and offer flexible schedules. We are focused on career development, including developing individualized career growth paths tailored to each employee’s areas of interest and strength and to the growth of our business.

Our organizational structure provides ample opportunities for development of new skills and rapid advancement. We are entrepreneurial, welcome good design ideas from all members of the team and embrace the latest technology to better serve our Clients and communicate our design intents.

We love connecting with confident, dynamic self-starters who see themselves as long-term partners in growing Red Barn. If this is you, please submit your resume and portfolio to No remote inquiries, please. Great work happens when everyone is in the same room.